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The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh
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The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh (Paperback)

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Chiang Yee was, in his own words, 'dazzled' by the Scottish capital. From the Meadows to Princes Street, from Arthur's Seat to Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle, he paints an unforgettable picture of Edinburgh and its people in the 1940s. Writing with wry humour, he broadens our perspective of familiar sights and customs, introduces us to Confucian philosophy and Chinese poetry, corrects cultural misconceptions, and encourages us to appreciate life.

Chiang Yee (1903 - 1977) was born in China and lived in London before settling in the United States. A painter, calligrapher, poet and travel writer, he produced several other volumes in the Silent Traveller series, including The Silent Traveller: A Chinese Artist in Lakeland (1937) and The Silent Traveller in London (1938) as well as the classic textbook, Chinese Calligraphy (1938).

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